To some, political correctness provides the safe space needed for people with little power in society to speak about their experiences. To others, like supporters of Donald Trump, it is a weapon that keeps them from expressing their true feelings.
Actor and former Daily Show comedian Aasif Mandvi kicks off a week of live and streamed UnConvention events in New York City focused on the voices, views and issues concerning millennial voters in the 2016 election.
Drivers are happy about the collapse in oil prices, but with federal highway funds also tanking, even Republicans are considering raising the gas tax to make sure road construction can continue. But calling the gas tax a "user fee" may not help push changes past conservatives in Congress.
Senate Democrats and some Republicans gave tentative approval to a $40 billion "border surge" bill that proposes to beef up the manpower and structural security of the U.S.-Mexico border. It is a step Democrats hope will give momentum for a bill to create a "path to citizenship" for illegal immigrants already in the United States.
Todd Zwillich, Takeaway Washington correspondent explains the details behind the Republican agenda. And John Pitney, professor of government at Claremont McKenna College explains how legislative reversals are rare.
Lawmakers affiliated with the Tea Party joined with Democrats to block the passage of an extension of the U.S.A. Patriot Act. Todd Zwillich reports. Louise Story weighs in on legislation to fight regulations.